A Christian Apologizes for Atheist Monument Vandalism (Which She Had Nothing To Do With)

She didn’t vandalize the American Atheists bench in Bradford County, Florida, but I thought this was a wonderful gesture from a Christian:

What a simple yet sweet thing to do. American Atheists appreciated it, too. [Read more...]

A Sanctuary for Atheists Who Need a Place to Go

This is a guest post by Pete Marchetti, the founder of Atheist Havens.

The idea for Atheist Havens began when I was reading a post on Reddit about a young man who had been kicked out of his parent’s home after admitting to them that he no longer shared their religious beliefs.

I was struck by the injustice of it all. Over many months I had read similar stories. I remember reading stories of verbal and physical abuse endured by young atheists. I read stories of young adults having crosses burned into their flesh, beaten and berated for hours to ‘drive the devil out of their heart,’ kicked out with nothing and nowhere to go. It sickened me, over and over again.

Many Americans assume these sorts of things only happen in backward countries with explicitly theocratic governments and barbaric religious cultures. But these stories were taking place in America. And not just in the “Bible Belt.”

Something had to be done.

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They Never Go Through the Other Door…

Courtesy of Non Sequitur:

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Pro-Life Clinics Reject Pro-Life Volunteer… Because She’s An Atheist

Atheist Sarah Terzo, a member of Secular Pro-Life, writes about how religious pro-life groups want nothing to do with her, even though she agrees with them on the issue at hand:

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Ball State University Clarifies That Intelligent Design is Not Real Science

Ball State University in Indiana has produced the likes of David Letterman, Jim Davis, Joyce DeWitt, and yours truly (to save you the time it takes to scroll down and check on the author, this is Jessica. I assume Hemant probably went to U of I or something) [Hemant's note: I went to U of I in Chicago!]. I had a great experience at BSU — I had amazing professors, met some of my closest friends, studied abroad, read Moby Dick (That’s right. Cover to cover), and, more relevantly, tried on my Outspoken Atheist Hat for the first time. I’ll be honest, that hat took a little breaking in.

And I bring up my alma mater with pride today, because University President Jo Ann Gora recently released a letter saying the following:

Intelligent design is overwhelmingly deemed by the scientific community as a religious belief and not a scientific theory. Therefore, intelligent design is not appropriate content for science courses.

Boom.

But let’s see what led up to all of this in the first place.

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